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Ambassador Miriam Sapiro

Rob Shepardson

Will Lewis

Lesa Ukman


  • Special events

    Venues: NYU Global Center and Sheraton Brooklyn

    These invite-only events will bring together smaller gatherings held specific to attendees' focus (All-Access Pass holders will receive information to these events separately, depending on expertise and focus of work)

  • Community in Action

    Venue: Red Hook, Brooklyn

    Attendees will get to go to a local sports hub where sport for social change organizations from across New York City will showcase their community-driven work. Youth from the surrounding neighborhood and expert coaches will take attendees through quick, engaging sessions. Transport will be provided from Host Hotel as will lunch from local suppliers. Come ready to play!

      Detailed timings are as follows:

    • 1 pm - Depart from Sheraton Brooklyn (for those needing transport)

    • 1.30 pm - Lunch

    • 2 pm - Welcome to local community and introductions 

    • 2.15 pm - Program Sessions

    • 3.40 pm - Closing remarks

    • 4 pm - Depart back to Sheraton Brooklyn (for those needing transport)

  • Beyond Sport Global Awards

    Venue: One World Observatory

    An evening of inspiration and celebration, the Awards highlight best practice from around the world. Winners will be announced by a range of sporting legends and inspiring innovators. Award recipients selected from the prestigious Shortlist, which represents 26 countries and 15 sports, receive funding from the Beyond Sport Foundation.

    Detailed timings are as follows:

    • 6 pm - Networking Reception and Refreshments

    • 7 pm - Beyond Sport Awards - Part I

    • 8 pm - Interval

    • 8.15 pm - Beyond Sport Awards - Part II

    • 9.15 pm - Ceremony Close and Celebration Continues


  • Teams and Leagues Breakfast (invite-only)

  • Delegate Registration & Breakfast

  • Welcome and Why We're Here

    Remarks from Beyond Sport

  • Kick-off: Context

    Words on the state of our world – how is the approach to creating social change shifting? What does this mean in a global and local context?

  • Panel: Our Position

    Perspectives on what sport’s role is in this shift: where we can make a difference, where’s our place, and how does this fit with our own organization’s objectives

  • Networking Break & Virtual Stories

  • Panel: On Impact

    Words on how we can measure the impact of social movements, advocacy and activism

  • Reflection: Impact in Action

    Students that participated in 10Roundtables will share how impact from the event is happening in real time

  • Lunch

  • Soapboxes & Workshopping (Round 1)

    Delegates split into 2 groups

    Soapboxes: Case Studies & Inspiration

    3 inspirational talks providing case studies and best practices on how sportis being used in campaigning, advocacy, lobbying and societal shifts

    Workshopping: Practical Insight

    Interactive sessions that will work through our current challenges in the sector, and assess what assets we need to address them, led by experts

  • Networking Break & Change

  • Soapboxes & Workshopping (Round 2)

    Groups swap sessions - Group 1 attends Workshops; Group 2 attends Soapboxes

  • Networking Break & Change

  • Workshopping (Speed Round)

    All attendees choose a workshop topic they did not yet attend for a shorter taster session

  • Panel: Future

    A conversation on the future of sport and social change: What’s the next step beyond activism, advocacy and movements?

  • Close

  • Reception

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